Working and not working extensions


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    I was able to install my first extension (yay!) - Auto Copy - and I am pleased to report that it can be added to the list of working extensions.


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    Four of my extensions reported working so far.
    I can add the remaining 8 to the list, too (though StrappedPin doesn't make a whole lot of sense to install without pinned tabs 😛 ). 😎



  • Extensions are not officially supported yet. They will be, but it was said this feature is not enabled yet in the current snapshot releases.

    So what ever extensions works for you and is reported here, its absolutely just pure luck. I think most ones will not work correctly at all. I would wait until they announce extensions support officially before testing this feature or reporting bugs.

    A future snapshot could break your working extensions as well as the feature is even in beta yet. And some of your bugs could be related to actually having the extensions enabled. :woohoo:



  • @terere: Of course I know (and I think, all commenters knows), that extension support is in early phase. But many extensions are essential in the daily use of Vivaldi to feel the Opera-feeling, and they can work already in this technical version.

    I think, more people will use and test the technical preview, if they can feel via the working extensions, that Vivaldi is really comfortable. But I'm waiting excitedly the process of development the real supporting of extensions. 🙂



  • But how can you guys start to test extensions when even basic things are not working yet?

    Personally the browser is not usable yet for daily browsing at all. So why would someone even bother with installing his favorites extensions. In particular when they can be gone in the next snapshot.



  • @terere:

    But how can you guys start to test extensions when even basic things are not working yet?
    .

    I - personally - do not test, but use extensions. Some excellent new features overrides the risk of the daily usage with the deficiencies. (But this preview is enough stable to use as default browser, although has some vacancies):)


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    @terere:

    But how can you guys start to test extensions when even basic things are not working yet?

    The purpose is not to test extensions but to report which work so others don't need to lose their times testing. I, for example, can't use a Chromium browsers without modern scroll.



  • Magic actions for Youtube works for me, also adblock.
    And disconnect at least doesn't do any harm, though i don't know if it works as intended, but some functionality is definitely there.
    https everywhere on the other hand breaks a lot of sites.


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    @terere:

    But how can you guys start to test extensions when even basic things are not working yet?

    Personally the browser is not usable yet for daily browsing at all. So why would someone even bother with installing his favorites extensions. In particular when they can be gone in the next snapshot.

    For my purposes it is good enough to test (use) if only I can copy-without-formatting (extension I installed) and if one of my primary research sites doesn't crash the browser (which it does). So by installing this one extension, I can still use the browser about half the day. If I can use it, I can test it. If it can't be used for my work, then I don't have time to fart around in it just for giggles. For me, "test" means "use."

    So by all means, if you're uncomfortable testing extensions, don't do so. Those of us willing to go thru the gymnastics of figuring out how to get an extension installed are probably ready for whatever the result might be. We also know how to uninstall them.



  • @terere:

    … Personally the browser is not usable yet for daily browsing at all. So why would someone even bother with installing his favorites extensions.

    The usability probably depends on the nature of a user's "daily browsing". I've been using Vivaldi exclusively over the weekend for browsing that isn't as demanding as some of my weekday usage, and have been greatly impressed by the smoothness and speed. Even though I rely heavily on a bookmarks bar, I've been able to replicate much of that (for now) by putting them in a right-side panel. The only trip-ups I run into is the need to double-click them to select and the ability to only show about 1/2 to 1/3 of the links I normally put on a bookmarks bar - but the scrolling is good enough to lessen that annoyance. Certainly, a lot of smaller creature comforts I'm used to in Old Opera or even in a highly-customized Firefox install aren't present here yet… but Vivaldi's extremely promising, especially at this stage of the roll-out game.

    I do know that if NoScript was available and working for Vivaldi, I'd slap it into these snapshots in a heartbeat.


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    " Even though I rely heavily on a bookmarks bar, I've been able to replicate much of that (for now) by putting them in a right-side panel."

    I've done that and squeezed the panel down as narrow as it will go. All of my normal bookmarks bar shortcuts are visible, and I only have to scroll if I open a folder.

    The panel is too fat by far, to really replace a bar - and the behavior is not truly bar-like. But it will do for now.



  • I'm glad to say that AdGuard extension works well via contextual menu in the brand new version of Vivaldi, I try it and extension works well, If you need the file.zip go to adguard forum and dowload it, install it like another.zip extensions and it will work.



  • i managed to get the dolphin connect extension to download, but to actually use it you need to click on the icon. there's no (visible) area to click the extension icons. maybe in the next snapshot you guys could make visible an extension bar for those that need to click the icon to activate the options.



  • If I can see right, Vivaldi can install natively Chrome extensions without any emulation! 💏


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    Works fine for me:

    Chromium Wheel Smooth Scroller
    igTranslator: Google™ Translator
    Magic Actions for YouTube
    Select like a Boss



  • ChromeIPass seems to work, unfortunately KeePassHTTP does not



  • Enhanced Steam
    GCVote
    are working for me (also µBlock, which was mentioned above)



  • What UserAgent use Vivaldi? I can see, that where sites require "Chrome-compatible" browser, there Vivaldi seems to be "compatible", too. (E.g.: WebKincstár) On these sites Opera (even with UserAgent extension as Chrome on Windows) Opera is incompatible, and is denied.

    As I can see, Stacounter recognizes correctly as Vivaldi 1.0.


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    @vinczej:

    What UserAgent use Vivaldi? I can see, that where sites require "Chrome-compatible" browser, there Vivaldi seems to be "compatible", too. (E.g.: WebKincstár) On these sites Opera (even with UserAgent extension as Chrome on Windows) Opera is incompatible, and is denied.

    As I can see, Stacounter recognizes correctly as Vivaldi 1.0.

    Per the Help menu: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/40.0.2214.114 Safari/537.36 Vivaldi/1.0.111.2



  • Tried both, Adblock and Adguard and for me Adguard is working better and with Adguard there is the context menu option to manually block.
    I installed it through the Chrome Store. It's working perfect.

    Download: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adguard-adblocker/bgnkhhnnamicmpeenaelnjfhikgbkllg


 

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